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Happy New Year! Join the BNIA for 2023

Jan. 1, 2023 You can save $5 off your BNIA full membership for 2023 by registering online by Feb. 14, 2023. Why not renew today? Just go here and login. The early bird rate for full members who renew online is $75, but it will go up to the regular $80 rate on Feb 15. ...

Lobby for changes to the drastic Bill 23

Dec. 12, 2022 I’m asking for your immediate help on an important Bill that will affect all of us in Ontario and have long-lasting effects for cottagers: AMEND BILL 23 I'm talking about the currently proposed Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act 2022, which will overturn Ontario's land-use ...

Annual Meeting: July 24 at Bayfield Boat Club

June 27, 2022 After two years of virtual annual meetings we can meet together again, on our traditional weekend (before the August long weekend). Please come, both for the business and for the company! The meeting is followed by a light lunch. More details about the Annual Meeting here, ...

Fire Rating High Is Again || No Fireworks

JUNE 28, 2022 No open fires (with exceptions for campers), no fireworks. The township raised the fire rating to High again in late June. Here's a reminder of what it means: HIGH means the risk of forest fire is "serious" No open fires allowed except campfires for cooking and warmth (for campers only, ...

Subscribe to BNIA Summer Enews for the latest

July 1, 2022 During the summer, the BNIA communicates almost weekly with members via an email newsletter. It's the best way to get reminders and last-minute updates. Subscribe Here! All members are subscribed to the list when they join the BNIA. But sometimes this fails, because emails change or perhaps ...

Water levels are likely down about 17 inches

March 28, 2022 You may have a surprise when you first visit your cottage this spring. Our local contractors say that water levels fell throughout the fall and winter. And the Georgian Bay Association confirms this trend.  Their latest report (Mar. 20) says Lake Huron is down 17 inches from ...

Write your MPP about microplastics and laundry!

January 14, 2022 Our larger association, the Georgian Bay Association, is supporting two MPPs who have proposed Bill 279, which will require new clothes washing machines to have filters installed. This is the result of Georgian Bay Forever’s successful research projects in Parry Sound and Collingwood, ...

Happy New Year! Join the BNIA for 2022

Jan. 1, 2022 You can renew your 2022 BNIA membership today, and pay your dues online. Here's a handy guide. A few additional guidelines: Do NOT renew your membership by sending us a direct payment via PayPal (the old method). Instead, go to our website and login to your member account first (see link ...

Regatta cancelled this year, AGM postponed to fall

June 10, 2021 The BNIA board has decided that it would be prudent to postpone the Annual General Meeting, normally held the last weekend in July, and instead hold it virtually, as we did last year, in mid-October at a date and time to be determined. Furthermore, given what we know – or don’t know ...

Water levels have dropped

May 10, 2021 If you head up to your Georgian Bay cottage later this month, you may get a pleasant surprise in the water levels department. A relatively dry winter without much ice cover on Lake Huron has led to a noticeable decline in water levels.  BNIA members and local marinas ...